Even Ghosts and Dead Celebrities Want to Milk the Cookbook Industry


If Dean Martin’s bun-less burger, Miles Davis’s chili, or even Rosa Parks’s pancake recipes weren’t enough for you, check out the 150-recipe Dead Celebrity Cookbook, out tomorrow. It carries a blurb from Rosie O’Donnell (“I love these dead celebrities!”) and spans everything from Eartha Kitt’s chicken wings to Jerry Orbach’s trifle. Too mainstream, you say? Skip the musty recipe cards and head straight to the source with Beyond Delicious: The Ghost Whisperer’s Cookbook: More than 100 Recipes from the Dearly Departed, released a few weeks ago. Ghost whisperer and author Mary Ann Winkowski says she was prompted by an old lady ghost who wanted her still-living friend to step up her nut roll game or stop baking altogether. [Earlier]